Posts tagged 'how to design'
Hello there! My name is Kara and my husband and I write the blog Kara Paslay Designs! Tim and I work together doing all sorts of interior design projects. I am the big picture girl and Tim is the detail guy and furniture builder. Our favorite projects include doing custom installations or building custom pieces, but unfortunately that's not always in the budget. When we are working with a smaller budget, there are a few tricks we like to use in order to make pieces feel a little more expensive or to make existing pieces work for us. One of those tricks is changing out furniture legs.
I have been drooling over the concept of having my very own frame gallery in my home. Whenever I have free time I find myself stuck on pinterest looking at the different types of frame galleries I could have, (follow me on pinterest!) Big empty frames, frames with paintings, frame galleries with pictures, frames that are the same color, frames that are multiple colors, the possibilities are endless! I've had a large collection of odd frames in a box under my bed for a least a year and they have sat there just collecting dust.. You have to understand one thing about me, I'm slow to decorate simply because I want to see if a trend will stick or if I still really have strong feelings towards a project after a couple of weeks. So I began by gathering up all my frames that I've had for months and choosing the ones I thought would work the best for my frame wall.
Furniture with function is always an easy decision. Let's be honest, when it comes to making a purchase and your stuck between an ottoman for $59.99 and an ottoman that has storage inside for $69.99 what are you going to pick? The one with storage inside right? The goal of a home furnishing designer (at least a good one) is create not only something beautiful but furniture that will serve multiple purposes. For instance the conception of this particular console table is not only to sit behind a couch with lamps on top of it looking pretty but also to provide storage.
I thought it might be fun to start a weekly segment for everyone over how a furniture concept is turned into a design. I know a few people who have that as their sole job. They get to troll around on the internet on sites like google, pinterest and even some blogs and pick out furniture they have a connection with and translate it into their own version. Isn't that an awesome job?! I'm going to be sitting down once a week and pulling some of their conceptual designs as you watch their dreams become a reality.